Hermione (Tallulah, Louisiana)

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Hermione
Hermione (Tallulah, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
Hermione (Tallulah, Louisiana)
Hermione (Tallulah, Louisiana) is located in the US
Hermione (Tallulah, Louisiana)
Location 307 N. Mulberry St., Tallulah, Louisiana
Coordinates 32°24′34″N 91°11′5″W / 32.40944°N 91.18472°W / 32.40944; -91.18472Coordinates: 32°24′34″N 91°11′5″W / 32.40944°N 91.18472°W / 32.40944; -91.18472
Built 1855
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 98001422[1]
Added to NRHP November 23, 1998

Hermione, now the Hermione Museum, is a Greek Revival-style plantation house building built in 1853 or 1855 in Tallulah, Louisiana. In April 1862, General Grant's troops landed at Milliken's Bend before the siege of Vicksburg and occupied the Sparta Plantation. During the course of the siege, the Hermione House, on the Kell Plantation, was confiscated and used as a federal hospital, like some other plantation homes in the area. The Hermione House is one of four structures that remain standing in Madison Parish that were built before the Civil War.

It survived because it was used as a Union hospital. The building is now a museum. It was donated to the Madison Historical Society in 1997, then moved to its current location, and now serves as a museum and home for the historical society.[2]

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Born and Raised in the South... Tallula, LA". February 6, 2009. Retrieved December 7, 2009. 

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